Ways to Help Homeless Youth

Youth and teen homelessness is a big issue with many complex causes. In the end, it is our duty to help them however we can, no matter the how and why of their individual story.

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Donating money and time to the private organizations doing so much for them is a good place to start.

Project HOME – The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Covenant HouseCovenant House Pennsylvania provides an array of services for homeless young people, including a first-class clinic, staff to help with going to college and finding a job, and one-to-one support to help young people plan, stay on track, and achieve their goals.

1-800-Runaway – The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

Good Saint Anne Runaway Homeless Youth – You can also donate here to help us further our mission toward ending youth homelessness.

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Stay informed on issues faced by homeless youth (trafficking, abuse, assault, depression… to name just a few) and use your vote to make their voices heard.


Individuals and small groups who are interested in volunteering with Project HOME have the opportunity to support our mission by participating in large community-wide service projects, tutoring our students, or serving a meal. Info on volunteering

The National Runaway Safeline’s 48-year-old hotline and online crisis services connect with runaway, homeless and at-risk youth and their families at their most vulnerable moments. We are able to provide this free, critical support because of our team of committed, trained volunteers. Info on volunteering

Many organizations and churches are doing good work to serve and help homeless youth in Philadelphia and the entire U.S. To find an organization near you, we suggest searching online or calling your local religious organization.

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